What concerns me is that to line up, something has to give and that will be those mounting points on the coilovers. The weak point is the welds and stainless isn’t great at absorbing stress or deforming. I would hate to lose a front leg on a fast corner or leave one behind because of a pothole jumping out in front of me.I bolted the top first. I believe I ended up filing the bolt to a pointed head to get it through with a hammer, then ran a die over it to clean the threads. The bolt was pretty long there are plenty of threads to work with.
If all else fails, get a bigger hammer?I bolted the top first. I believe I ended up filing the bolt to a pointed head to get it through with a hammer, then ran a die over it to clean the threads. The bolt was pretty long there are plenty of threads to work with.
I should probably check mine out that I just received 2 days ago before attempting to install them.An update. KW told us that they have found the jig was modified incorrectly to overcome a weld issue or something like that.
So, they need to rebuild the jig before making me A third set! This will take another 3 to 4 weeks.
They offered me a refund if I want! after a month and a fortune in wasted garage time trying their faulty products and faulty replacements, I’m £3k down and counting with no 4C for ages. Buyers remorse takes on new meaning.
Excellent updates, Floro. Thanks for communicating so thoroughly.Just spoke to the workshop and the said the new coilovers are on their way. They gave more detail of what happened.
KW were trying to improve the welds appearance and it resulted in distortion.
They have had a number of sets returned, I am not the only person who had bad ones.
should have the 4C back before too long now. I’m telling myself a week tops
Really disappointing as I short listed these as 'good potential option' if I went the Coil over route given that I like them on my JCW.I don't blame you, FLORO.
No point in wasting time wishing you could be driving your car, because some manufacturer cannot get their sh!t together.
I'm impressed by your patience up to now, frankly.
I’m actually planning on starting the install of mine tomorrow. Really hoping it goes well and they fit without issue.Yes I’m disappointed as I know the issue is an anomaly but the product is normally good.
The only reason I will jump ship is their handling of the situation which has been appalling till now. They have till Monday next week to deliver or refund.
I‘m happy for the many people who got KW without issue. Wish I could say the same.
I finished the fronts this afternoon. Haven’t tackled the rears yet. I’ll keep you posted.Hoping yours weren’t affected by the same issue.
I got an email yesterday. KW have completed the restoration of the process, rebuilt the jigs and are making my replacements which should arrive soon.
I hope to have better news in near future.